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April 19, 2016 | TheDogPress Staff
TOP HOUNDS THAT "DO" STUFF! Here are the top winners of the UKC (United
Kennel Club) Breed Show held last Saturday afternoon (April 9) in Arab, AL by
Brindlee Mountain Coonhunters Association.
also participated in various locations in the county on Friday, Saturday, and
Sunday nights in "Night-hunts" which prove their ability to find, chase, and
While the sport is as old as the American
south itself, the `coons are not harmed in any way in these test competitions.
The aim of breeders is to produce dogs that
have hunting ability and also are correct according to their breed Standards.
The latter is tested in what are called Conformation Shows or "Bench Shows".
Best male was the young Treeing Walker Hound owned by Keith Slater of Somerville, AL.
Best female and Best-In-Show was
a Bluetick Hound owned by Andrew Couch of Cleveland NC and handled by Chris Blackmon of Dora, AL.
Fred Lanting was the judge. He
has also been an AKC licensed breed judge for many decades and a world-renowned
Schutzhund and German Shepherd Dog judge. Club president Josh Kelly and
secretary Kaleb Spann, both of Union Grove, are contacts for anyone interested
in these breeds or the sport.
are always excited to hear from our readers around the world. Fred Lanting
has been generous in sharing his insight on dog breeders,
including his many judging assignments in the Muslim world.
Dogs and friends in China. TheDogPress.com has readers around the globe
thanks to the initial development of the internet. We were amazed to learn
that the new internet was strictly
censored by the Government of
was one of the few "American" websites approved by the government.
Consequently, one of our first contacts from China was
who later formed the China Kennel Club, served as the Quandong Millennium Show VP, and
was the 2008 Olympics Committee organizer.
Lana was American-educated, a former NY Stock Exchange broker, but above all she was a "dog person". She
is shown here awarding winners at the first AKC system dog show in China.
Lana was a valued member of the NetPlaces Network Science and Advisory Board. The dog world lost a major contributor with her untimely death in 2011.
BEAUTY WINS AROUND THE WORLD. This is a win photo sent to us
from Katarina Schmiesterova in Slovakia (Central Europe). Katarina is a
veterinary student and young breeder of collies.
Unfortunately the judge was not
named in the photo but she looks like an AKC judge. Can anyone guess who
TheDogPress appreciates the show reports from
Australia and the Netherlands and we hope to receive photos in time for the next
We also invite AKC and UKC show secretaries to send
news and up to 3 photos of your hardest workers, show site, Puppy or Owner
Handler group winner.
WINNING IS LOSING FOR THIS MILITARY DOG - April 16th, the
DailyMail-UK released this story about Lucky Lucca, the U.S. Marine Corps
dog that lost her leg sniffing out explosive devises in Afghanistan. Click
above to get the whole story, one of courage and devotion to duty.
Lucca lost her leg but it didn't
slow her down. We love our dogs, pet or show but in these troubled times,
we owe them for our safety and for protecting our soldiers and police, often
with great sacrifice.
Lucca is a winner, one of our staunchest protectors "around the world."
As you travel to your next dog show event or whelp
the litter that is part of your future, think of Lucky Lucca and her succession
of handlers. She served them all, out ahead, protecting them.
Our military personnel,
including canines, makes us safer. So hug your dog and thank all dogs,
around the world, for giving us their unreserved love and loyalty.
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